What’s louder? Fourth of July fireworks or a shelter full of 300+ dogs? It’s a question only the EARS volunteers in Cedar Rapids can answer! We were all a little worried when the Cedar Rapids Independence Day fireworks display was moved to the Kirkwood Community College campus this year, within easy earshot of the temporary shelter. Turns out we shouldn’t have been concerned. The dogs were all so tuckered out after their walks and socializing with the the EARS volunteers that they were fast asleep by the time the first rocket was launched. And ten more lucky pets even got to go home with their families on the Fourth. Now that’s cause for a celebration!